Few things come close to the sheer majesty that sinking one’s teeth into a quality steak entails; the flavour of buttery beefiness oozing all over the tongue, enveloped by a smoky flavour and brought to life with speckles of sea salt. Cooked perfectly, be it roasted and finished under a broiler, grilled or even sous vide, a properly cooked steak can be life-changing. Period.
A good steak will always reign supreme among the food-obsessed and is almost always money well spent. Whether you’re looking to spend lavishly, indulging in the crème de la crème of beefy divinity or simply a more economically-friendly alternative just to curb your cravings, here is our list of 18 places in Singapore to get a very, very good steak.
Located in the heart of the designer hotel, JW Marriott Singapore South Beach, this glitzy outfit by award-winning chef Akira Back features innovative dishes centred around modern Japanese cuisine with a touch Korean influences. We are huge fans of their Charcoal-Grilled Ribeye, a 350-day grain fed Wagyu behemoth that packs insane amounts of flavour.
30 Beach Road
JW Marriott Singapore South Beach
Tel: +65 6818 1914
Sun to Thu: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Esplanade/ Raffles City
BEDROCK BAR & GRILL
This modern steakhouse exudes a rustic, almost roughed up, vibe with its many granite and wooden elements, which is the sort of mood that’s befitting of their food. Their steak is simply out of this world, selected and prepared by a team of passionate individuals who pour their heart and soul into selecting only the best quality beef, dining here is always a memorable experience. Simply done, what you get is a perfectly cooked steak, seasoned appropriately and topped with a dollop of butter.
96 Somerset Road, #01-05
Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard,
Tel: +65 6238 0054
Daily: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Somerset
BISTECCA TUSCAN STEAKHOUSE
If you’ve never enjoyed a steak the way the Italians do, then you really need to head over to Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse. They’re famous for their Bistecca Alla Fiorentina — a thick cut, char-grilled T-bone steak that’s good for sharing among 2 or even 3 people. Prepared the traditional Tuscan way, their steaks are grilled over a wood-fire and at immensely high temperatures, producing a gloriously charred crust and tender, juicy meat.
26 Mohamed Sultan Road
Tel: +65 6735 6739
Mon: 6pm – 10pm
Tue to Sun: 12pm – 2pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Fort Canning
While steak aficionados will always recommend opting for a well-marbled ribeye or buttery soft tenderloin, these folks go against the grain (pun intended), dishing out their signature Black Angus flat iron steak. Many people tend to avoid said cut because of the chewy connective tissue that runs through it but once removed, and given the proper treatment it deserves, the flat iron is rich in beefy flavours and is also incredibly tender when cooked properly.
4 Jiak Chuan Road
Tel: +65 6291 2330
(Closed on Sundays)
Mon to Thu: 6pm – 11pm
Fri & Sat: 6pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Outram Park
Opened by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, this modern steakhouse at Marina Bay Sands impresses with its swanky interiors and quality service. While the appetisers alone are enough to entice, we suggest saving room for the main affair—their steak. Whether you opt for their Filet Mignon or Ribeye, you’ll leave thoroughly satisfied with your mind completely blown.
2 Bayfront Avenue B1-71, Galleria Level
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Tel: +65 6688 8517
Sun to Thu: 5.30pm – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 5.30pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Bayfront
A place where terrific food, culinary finesse and Japanese hospitality culminate, Fat Cow is one restaurant that offers diners one of the best steaks in Singapore. While their omakase might be their strong point, they are most famous for their variety of premium quality Wagyu beef—hence the name. The marbling on their signature cuts is enough to swoon over but seared over a hot grill, they release a flavour complexity that’s rich, buttery and delicious.
Camden Medical Centre #01-01/02,
1 Orchard Boulevard,
Tel: +65 6735 0308
Sun to Thu: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Orchard
FIKA SWEDISH CAFE & BISTRO
If you’re sick of plain old meatballs and the textbook Swedish fare that IKEA’s been rolling out for years, then consider FIKA. This Scandinavian bistro adheres to time-honoured recipes, dishing out things like their signature Korvstroganoff and Swedish Stek Med Varm Potatissallad. The latter is a premium Black Angus sirloin served with garlic butter and a warm potato salad.
257 Beach Road
Tel: +65 6396 9096
Sun to Thu: 11am – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Nicoll Highway
If you’re in a jacket and tie sort of mood, then Morton’s The Steak House is one to consider. Evoking the same archetypal atmosphere of a classic high-end steakhouse in New York, the restaurant beautifully encapsulates the classic, speakeasy-style of American fine dining. This steakhouse juggernaut in Mandarin Oriental is known for many things, but if steak is what you’re after, we’re confident that the wet-aged Prime Ribeye Steak and the colossal 48-ounce Porterhouse will do the trick.
5 Raffles Avenue, Fourth Storey
Tel: +65 6339 3740
Mon to Sat: 5.30am – 11pm
Sun: 12pm – 9pm
Nearest Station: Promenade
It’s captivating ambience, coupled with its surprising affordability, makes Opus Bar & Grill perfect for virtually any occasion. These folks take grilling seriously and pride themselves on serving only top quality stuff from sustainable sources. In the mood to indulge? Then you should definitely opt for their 1kg Black Angus Porterhouse. Cooked over white-hot coals, the meat develops a beautifully caramelised and smoky flavour along with a buttery, beef goodness.
581 Orchard Road, Lobby Level
Tel: +65 6730 3390
Daily: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard Road
Best known for offering diners high-quality Italian dishes minus the over-exorbitant price tags, PocoLoco impresses with their commitment to providing both tasty food and memorable dining experiences for all. Their pasta is phenomenal but so is their steak. A dish that we would gladly return for is the Filleto De Manzo with Foie Gras in Red Wine Sauce that sees a perfectly seared tenderloin steak topped with foie gras.
598 Yishun Ring Road, #01-37/38,
Tel: +65 8826 1919
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 12pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Yishun
RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE
This posh, upscale outfit located in Marina Mandarin Hotel boasts an award-winning wine list and a repertoire of fine steaks. The restaurant prides themselves on their signature method of broiling and seasoning their steaks, a perfected art that ensures each cut of the USDA Prime beef arrives at the table, perfectly cooked and sizzling on a 500° plate.
Marina Mandarin Hotel
Tel: +65 6336 9093
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Esplanade
While many regard the food here as “budget-friendly”, their food speaks of a standard that goes above and beyond the expectations tied to its price point. We always get their 250g ribeye but if you’re feeling adventurous, their 600g AU Porterhouse to share.
1 Maju Ave
Tel: +65 6285 8839
Sun to Thu: 11am – 11pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 12am
Nearest Station: Serangoon
Giving diners breathtaking views of Keppel Bay’s stunning facade and multi-million dollar yachts, Sushi Jiro’s newly opened outlet impresses in more ways than one. Their omakase is often the main draw but if your appetite allows, definitely order up a portion of the moreish Japanese Premium Wagyu A5 Beef Steak. Farmed from Japan’s Miyazaki prefecture, the meat boasts snowflake-white marbling that melts on the tongue like butter.
No.2 Keppel Bay Vista #02-01,
Marina at Keppel Bay,
Tel: +65 6252 4333
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Harbourfront
A paradise for whiskey enthusiasts, The Cooperage is a 60-seater whiskey bar that houses a fine selection of rare labels. On top of that, they even have a full-fledged dinner menu to cater to those who prefer filling their stomachs prior to knocking back drams of golden nectar. Shared steaks are also offered such as their Black Angus Tomahawk. But do note that reservations are required in advance for this item.
42 Hong Kong Street
Tel: +65 6535 0074
Mon to Thu: 3pm – 12am
Fri & Sat: 3pm – 1am
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay
Offering diners a bountiful selection of marine favourites prepared several ways, The Pelican at One Fullerton is a no-frills dining spot that promises an unforgettable experience regardless of the occasion. Although, seafood aside, we are really huge fans of their Ribeye Steak. Beautifully seared on the outside and perfectly pink in the middle, every mouthful was an explosion of intense beefy flavours.
1 Fullerton Road, #01-01
Tel: +65 6438 0400
Mon to Sat: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11.30pm
Sun: 12pm – 4pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Raffles Place
Introducing the “farm to table” concept, Steakville sources their beef from specific farms, ensuring that only the best quality of beef is chosen and served. Their steaks are perhaps one of the most affordable in the city area but don’t let that be a hindering factor. They may use off-cuts such as the hanger steak but through giving the steak some proper “TLC”, the end result is simply spectacular.
91 Bencoolen Street,
Sunshine Plaza #01-56
Mon to Sat: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Station: Bencoolen
If the words, USDA Black Angus Beef, dry-aged and tender are among your top few trigger words then Wolfgang’s Steakhouse is a place you must visit. No doubt a splurge, what you do get is a top-quality steak that arrives at the table piping hot with a gorgeous caramelised crust. All their steaks are dry-aged in-house for about a month, allowing the meat to dry out and develop an even more intense beef flavour.
1 Nanson Road
InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay #02-01
Tel: +65 6887 5885
Daily: 11.30am – 11.30pm
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay
When it comes to a proper, immaculate steakhouse experience, few keep it as real-deal as Wooloomooloo. From their elegant, woody decor and classic trimmings, right down to their variety of classic steak cuts, this restaurant is among the best places for a good, hearty steak. Begin with a dozen oysters on the half shell before taking on their signature Wooloomooloo Steak, a 12-ounce beast of a ribeye, wet-aged for 4 weeks and marinated with Cajun spice.
2 Stamford Road
Swissotel The Stamford, Level 3
Tel: +65 6338 0261
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 11.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11.30am – 11.30pm
Nearest Station: City Hall